Is The Writing On The Wall For Kavanaugh?
Supreme Court Nominee Bret Kavanaugh is under the gun from both parties with the revelation of an alleged sexual assault while he was in high school.
I’m reminded of the beginning lyrics of the Simon and Garfunkel song, Kodachrome.
“When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, it's a wonder I can think at all.
And though my lack of education hasn't hurt me none, I can read the writing on the wall.”
I was a total disaster in high school. I’m wondering if the writing is on the wall for Kavanaugh when this is all said and done?
The Accuser Will Come Forward
While Kavanaugh’s accuser initially decided to remain anonymous and to not come forward we have some mind changing going on.
It seems that now she’s more than willing to come forward and give a detailed account of events she claimed happened over 30 years ago.
I say more power to her. Come and state your case and let the chips fall where they may.
Anita Hill And Clarence Thomas
During the confirmation hearings of Justice Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill accused Thomas of several instances of improper behavior.
Were her allegations truthful? Only the two of them know for sure.
What is known for sure is that Clarence Thomas sits on the high court and Anita Hill is a footnote in the history books.
The “Me Too” Movement
Over the past 18 months or so many individuals have been brought down from their ivory towers based on allegations of sexual misconduct.
Senators, actors, media moguls have all been unceremoniously kicked to the curb by their accusers. i.e. the victims.
Due to these recent societal beat downs it’s a natural reaction to side with the alleged victim.
Why put yourself in the spotlight and public notoriety if your accusations are false?
As a result of current trends, there is a built in “me too” bias before the court or senate doors even open.
Some Final Thoughts
He said she said is arguably one of the worst arguments you can bring into a courtroom or before a Senate committee.
There is no way to definitively prove who’s the bad guy or gal. It all comes down to who presents the best account of the events.
The events either happened or they didn’t. Who’s the most believable?
We as rubbernecking bystanders to this highway collision will have no say in the matter.
Our elected officials will decide for themselves as to who is most credible and vote accordingly.
With midterm elections looming on the horizon how senators vote could drastically affect their future in government service. Should that be their deciding factor?
Whichever way your senator votes — you will have a say on November 6th. When the dust settles will justice prevail?
That all boils down to who’s believable under oath. What say you?